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Features VINTAGE SPRINT CAR PIC THREAD, 1965 and older only please.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Joshua Shaw, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. John Lucas
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
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    I saw Marvin drive the roadster at Eldora at the 1st USAC Sprint car race on April 22,1962...Stan Bowman won the race.It was a good looking car...
     
  2. carl s
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    = nearing the end
     
  3. ..oh I get it...the flagman is signaling 10 laps to the finish......( ..a good friend told me...:) )
     
  4. indybigjohn
    Joined: May 22, 2008
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    I recall seeing Marvin in that roadster at Salem and IRP.
     
  5. mac miller
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    Final testing of the naked Johnston-Carbone-Wendt XXO/VOT Indy roadster before its trip to Bonneville. As usual, waiting for the painter to finish up the bodywork.......
     

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  6. carl s
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    :cool:
    Hope you do a write up on your Indyroadster site!

     
  7. bakes
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  8. Supermods are the natural evolution of 1960's Indy Roadsters...so in a way, not too modern at all!!
    Thanks for sharing....going to watch Supers at Flat Rock Speedway next weekend in fact.
     
  9. Hope to see your Roadster on the Salt next week in person. Looks pretty neat.
     
  10. KKx125
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    Good luck at Bonneville. Keep them Offy,s turning. Have you Dynoed the offy ,what power is it making and what Revs are you going to turn. Would love to be there and hear an offy run hard. My old friend Harold Johansen is having last minute tweeks with his twin cam four valve A ford roadster, i hope he also has some luck and gets there as well ,Look foward to your results ,Speedie.
     
  11. Racer12
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    It is getting towards the latter part of the racing season, so is there going to be a Jungle Park reunion/car show this year?

    Bob
     
  12. TommyA19
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    While at Nostalgia Night at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY, last night, I was told of the change for the Hinchliffe show. Looks like it might well be Sunday, October 7th - but don't hold me to that - yet!
     
  13. carl s
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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    from 'Racing History Site'
    "Those of you interested in a reunion at Jungle Park on October 13, 2012, please
    say so.

    My brother and I had already committed ourselves elsewhere when notified by the
    new owner so the customary last Saturday in September was out for us. I
    suggested to the Jungle Park owner that we might find interest if another date
    would fit his schedule. He chose Oct. 13, 2012, the first Saturday of the
    Covered Bridge Festival, as that date.

    We left it that I would contact several previous participants and he would think
    over whether he can support us. We are to review our positions with each other
    this week and make the decision. We need your participation.

    We also have his commitment for a full-fledged Jungle Park Reunion in 2013.

    Make your feelings known. The cars and the knowledgeable people are what makes
    the event unique and so much fun.

    Post your position about a Reunion on October 13, 2012 here on Racing History.

    Thanks,

    Tom Williams
    Temperance, MI"
     
  14. rootbrothers spl.
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    Pretty Sure I have posted this before but I'll do again. Jack Crawford at Reading sometime in the 70's. Any one reconize this car?
     

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  15. mac miller
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    I was not at the dyno run. Maybe Josh can fill us in on the numbers as he works at the shop where the engine was assembled.
    I suspect the 270 "thumper" is around 400 HP at about 5600 RPM.

    mac miller in INDY
     
  16. rootbrothers spl.
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    Rushville, IN.
    Mile Track existed here in the 20's ans early 30's
     

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  17. rootbrothers spl.
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    Glad to here that Jungle Park will be back.
     
  18. jjones752
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    Is his helmet painted up to look like a Cromwell & a bandana?
    If so, nice touch...
     
  19. mac miller
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    Yea, The helmet belongs to Bill Wendt.
     

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  20. Michael Ferner
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    That looks seriously :cool:
     
  21. Racer12
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    More details on this "racing history site" please? Wish someone would have posted this on here. I missed going there last year and would bring a race car for display.

    Bob
     
  22. Speedrome
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    He is referring to the Yahoo Racing History Group. It is a wealth of info and stories. It is run in a very different way than this site. It is more a traditional message board. (pun intended)

    No one hiding behind screen names. In fact, if you do not include your full name and city you will get reprimanded for not following the "Len Sutton Rule."

    You will notice there is a lot of crossover of guys from here and other vintage racing sites.

    Bart
     
  23. jimg12
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    Tom, good to see you on here. I will try to make it but not sure if I can bring a car but can bring Dad's album. Jim Graybeal
     
  24. Joshua Shaw
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
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    Been a while since I posted any pictures just for the HELL OF IT!


    Can't remeber if I've posted these before.. MOST of my pictures come from YOU GUYS anymore anyways..

    Oh, and the last picture is on here cause it just flat ass ROCKS!!:D
     

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  25. 28dreyer
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    The second picture above, is what these below get made out of.


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  26. 28dreyer
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    [SIZE=+0]A request from an old (younger than I) friend....[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+0]Here is a picture of my sprint car when I picked it up in 1984. It's from the east coast and I has a list of the original "main team" members.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+0]I am trying to locate more information on the car. The seller was going to send me info but didn't and I can't locate him. I do have a phone number only from 1987 but it's no longer active. No idea when it was built. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+0]I've attached pictures of the original car, the team member names and what it looks like now.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=+0]Please call the owner if you can help, or post info here. [/SIZE]

    Having trouble with the two original photos, let me know if i need to try to get them bigger please.



    [SIZE=+0]John Ellingson[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=+0]612-202-5552[/SIZE]
     

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  27. David J. Kovac
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    TRACK ENTERPRISES has verified that VINTAGE OPEN WHEEL RACERS will be on the schedule, SATURDAY AUGUST 18, 2012 at the ILLINOIS STATE FAIRGROUNDS DIRT MILE.
    The show includes USAC SILVER CROWN CARS and modifieds with KENNY SCHRADER and KENNY WALLACE.

    Roll her out, load her up and meet us at the track. GATES open 6 AM.
     
  28. baldtireman
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    Josh: If you think a dualie is fun, you ought to try a Schoolbus....I was the celebrity driver that nite.... had a blast...nothing in common with a sprinter,though....:eek::p
     
  29. mac miller
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    The Johnston-Carbone-Wendt XXO/VOT Indy roadster, through tech, on the salt, and ready for action.

    mac miller in INDY
     

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  30. mac m.....that car has knocked me for six......just too cool......wish them good luck at the salt......(love the wheels :) )
     

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